A Walk through the new Cathedral

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DESIGN RENDERINGS “To all of you who are the people of God, the living stones, thank you. We move forward placing our trust and our hands and our lives in Jesus Christ as we give praise to the Father and are inspired by the Holy Spirit.”   ~ Bishop Richard F. Stika, Groundbreaking Ceremony Homily, April 19, 2015   McCrery Architects …

Fr. Joe Reed Named a Permanent Priest of DioKnox

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On Sunday, May 10th, Bishop Stika read the decree of Incardination that officially made Fr. Joe Reed a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville. Father Joe has served as associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the past two years and also serves as Chaplain of Sacred Heart Cathedral School and is Director of Vocations …

What are your kids doing this summer!?

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Join us for TOTUS TUUS — a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program, for both grade school age children and junior and senior high school youth. It’s designed to enrich your child’s love and knowledge of the Catholic faith. June 7-12, 2015 | REGISTER HERE The elementary school program (rising grades 1-6) runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM–2:30 PM featuring …

Festival of Families

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 6, 2015! Join families from across the Diocese for the Festival of Families! The keynote speaker is Fr. Leo Patlinghug, founder and director of Grace Before Meals, host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN. His unique background as martial artist and break dancer helps him to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. With …

Football, Faith & Family this Sunday at Sacred Heart!

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St. Gerard Guild of Sacred Heart presents an afternoon of hard-hitting facts about football, faith, and family!   All are invited to a football tailgate lunch, Sunday, May 3rd at Noon in the Sacred Heart Gymnasium featuring University of Tennessee Defensive Coordinator, John Jancek and other special guests! RSVP TODAY | $25 Individual/$100 Family. All proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Groundbreaking Coverage

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One week ago today, we broke ground on the new Sacred Heart Cathedral for the Diocese of Knoxville. Thanks again to everyone who came out for Mass and the Cathedral Groundbreaking on Sunday, April 19th! It was an awesome day with over 1,200 faithful in attendance, 12 Bishops, 3 Cardinals, Governor Haslam, Mayors Rogero and Burchett and many others. It …

A Bishop and His Backhoe

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Bishop Richard Stika and Deacon Sean Smith took a tour of the Cathedral grounds today as crews were setting the stage for the Cathedral Groundbreaking ceremony. And then…Bishop spotted a brand new backhoe he couldn’t resist! Merit Construction Project Manager Fred Atkins and Sacred Heart Facilities Manager Tom Greer helped along the way! Come to the Cathedral Groundbreaking Sunday, April …

What Everybody Ought to Know About Groundbreaking Weekend

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This is a big, Catholic deal. Really! 12 Bishops and 3 Cardinals from across the nation are coming to Knoxville for the historic Groundbreaking of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Diocese of Knoxville will mark the start of a new era on Sunday, April 19, 2015 when Bishop Richard F. Stika, Catholic leaders from around the …

Drum Roll…Cathedral Campaign Update

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Congratulations to the Cathedral parish for leading the way…the Cathedral Campaign has hit the $9,265,000 mark out of our $10MM goal! You can help build on the success with your donation or pledge that lays a new foundation of the Catholic faith in East Tennessee! Major gifts secured from outside the Cathedral parish total $6,790,527 to date! And, through the …

Once in a Lifetime Event – 3 Cardinals – 1 Night Only

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This Saturday! Three Catholic leaders in a live conversation moderated by Bishop Richard F. Stika, on-stage at the Historic Tennessee Theatre. A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT.  Click to purchase tickets.  Proceeds benefit the St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic.

Cardinals, bishops, governor to take part in events celebrating the Sacred Heart Cathedral groundbreaking

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The celebration is just beginning and you can be a part of it all! ~ by Bill Brewer on April 8, 2015, East Tennessee Catholic What a month! April began with the holiest of weeks leading to Easter Sunday, but the celebration is just beginning. This month will go down in the annals of the Diocese of Knoxville as one …

9 Things to Know About Good Friday

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via Jimmy Akin, posted on National Catholic Register Good Friday is the most solemn day of the Christian year. It is the day our Savior died for us. It is the day we were redeemed from our sins by the voluntary death of God Himself at the hands of man. Here are 9 things you should know about the day …

Holy Thursday Kicks Off the Easter Triduum

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Holy Thursday is the first day of the Holy Triduum, the three days prior to Easter Sunday, when we walk with Our Lord on His journey to Calvary.  On Holy Thursday Jesus shared the Last Supper with His apostles.  It is on this day that we celebrate the institution of the Most Holy Eucharist. Start off your day with Morning …

Should You Go To the Chrism Mass?

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If you thought the Chrism Mass was only for priests, think again! Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 pm we celebrate the Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral. Two meaningful rituals occur during the Chrism Mass. The first is the renewal of the vows and commitment to the priesthood by all the priests, Bishop Stika and Cardinal Rigali. The second is …

What is Holy Week?

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Holy Week is here! Make the most out of Holy Week at Sacred Heart >> On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the …

Long-Awaited Cathedral Project Begins

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The Sacred Heart Master Planning Committee was first formed in January 2013, and since that time, the committee has spent a great amount of time planning for the future facility needs of our parish and school. The Cathedral HOME Campaign officially kicked off in September 2014 in an effort to raise $10 million to fund construction of the new Cathedral, ...

KoC Wives Host “Shower of Hope” for Haitian Refugee Family

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The wives of Sacred Heart Cathedral Knights of Columbus Council 5207 recently hosted a baby shower to help Francois and Raymonde Lundy prepare for the upcoming arrival of their second child later this month. The event was organized by council wives Cindy Carvin, Joan Stone and Valerie Dee and was attended by relatives of the Lundy family along with many …

Following Jesus Conference

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The “Living Our Faith” weekend begins Saturday, April 18 at All Saints Church & Knoxville Catholic HS. 9:30 am: Curtis Martin, of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) will speak in the KCHS Gym.           1:30 pm: Keynote speech by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York 2:30 pm: Mass at All Saints …